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Suppression Of Incongruous Directional Signals Prevents Axon Misguidance

Motor neurons receive a multitude of cues to successfully navigate to their destinations in the body, report Salk Institute scientists. ‚ÄúThere are 100 trillion connections in the nervous system governed by 20,000 genes, of which roughly 10 gene families are known to be involved in controlling axon guidance. We wanted to understand the clever genetic […]

Pan-Cancer Atlas Finds Common Roots Of 33 Cancer Types

The Pan-Cancer Initiative has released the results of a large-scale analysis of genomic and molecular data characterizing 33 different types of cancer from more than 10,000 patients. Called the Pan-Cancer Atlas, it is the most comprehensive cross-cancer analysis to date and is the final output of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) program, a joint effort […]

Optical Phase Analysis For Detection Of Cancerous Tissue

A technique to detect signs of cancer on a cell-by-cell basis, using two lasers and a camera, has been discovered by biomedical engineers at Duke University. A number of medical devices currently in use and in clinical trials around the world search for increases in cellular stiffness as an indicator of cancerous tissue. These devices, […]

How Cancer Cells Coax Fibroblasts Into Enabling Metastasis

An interaction between two proteins empowers cancer cells to use the physical forces of healthy cells to start spreading to other parts of the body, researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in London and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) in Barcelona have discovered. The process by which cancer cells separate from the original […]